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Asad Umar summoned in sugar inquiry case tomorrow

Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. Source: FILE
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar has reportedly been summoned by the inquiry commission probing the sugar crisis tomorrow to record his statement.
Asad Umar earlier himself expressed wish to appear before the investigators in a letter to director-general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Besides Umar, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had asked the FIA to call the federal minister for investigation. The investigators would question Umar about sugar export and subsidy given on sugar by the government.
Earlier today, Umar took to Twitter and stated that the cabinet had made the decision to export sugar on the recommendations of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), therefore, he and not Prime Minister Imran Khan was answerable to the inquiry commission.

Last week, former premier and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appeared before the commission probing the sugar scam and urged the body to include the prime minister and the then finance minister Asad Umar in the investigation to find out the truth.
Abbasi maintained he had told the commission there would be no worth of its report if it did not summon the premier and Umar, the then chairman of the ECC that had allowed export of sugar.

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